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Subject: Re: Radio control remote DC motor, Suggestions please...
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On Fri, 08 Nov 2002 08:14:02 -0700, FDTolley@cableone.net wrote:
>On Fri, 08 Nov 2002 03:50:31 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (John Crighton)
>>>> ** Use a standard RC system and have the servo operate a three position
>>>>DPDT centre off switch.
>Thanks John and Phil, but I had already thought of that. First off the
>servo does not have enough grunt to move the switch reliably unless I
>buy a giant one for about $60.
>The other item is the size of the transmitter, the control seems to be
>the same size for 2 channels as 10 channels. I was hoping to mount the
>Tx on a wall in the house and Momma just aint gonna tollerate a normal
>RC control hanging up there.
>>>Gary, just out of interest what are you doing with the motor?
>Moving a water sprinkler from one end of the fence to the other on a
>tube track. We don't need to water in the middle just at both ends.
>Seemed like a fun solution with a windshield wiper motor, motorcycle
>battery and solar trickle charger.
I would use 3 small on-board timers instead of a 'remote control' - just set
one timer (24 hr -when to sprinkle timer) for the times you want to have the
sprinkler going - a second timer (sprinkle timer) to activate at one end for a
set period of time - then when it 'times out' - use this output to activate
the third timer (travel timer) plus a relay to turn on the motor to move the
sprinkler to the other end of the fence - and then repeat the sequence.
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